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Category: Tyranny/Police State - Browse by Category - News - Analysis - Highlights - Multimedia - Latest Comments Friday September 4th, 2015
Shock Video: Man Dies in Jail Lobby After Encounter With Sheriff's Deputies posted 09/04/2015, 2:03 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The brother of a man who died after an encounter with Dallas County sheriff’s deputies says shocking video footage proves deputies are responsible for his brother’s death.

Surveillance footage, released by the sheriff’s department last Friday, shows 48-year-old Arlington resident Joseph Sheldon Hutcheson frantically running inside the Dallas County jail lobby on August 1.

Witnesses say Hutcheson was not violent, but appeared distraught and was seeking help.

"He came in saying, 'Don't be scared of me. I just need some help.' They just tackled him as if he'd threatened their lives," witness April Berryhill told The Dallas Morning News. "He didn't have a weapon. He wasn't swinging at the officers. He just needed help."

Berryhill told The Morning News "she saw a deputy with a knee on Hutcheson's back and another with a knee on his throat. Hutcheson said he couldn't breathe and his face had turned pale blue, so the deputies uncuffed him."

After a few moments, Hutcheson lies motionless as visitors continue to pour into the lobby. Officers are seen attempting to resuscitate him to no avail.

The full video shows an emergency rescue crew arrive and perform multiple resuscitation attempts for nearly 30 minutes before loading him onto a stretcher, as several onlookers ordered to wait outside peer through the lobby window.

Following a month-long investigation, the Dallas County Medical Examiner on Monday declared Hutcheson’s death a homicide, blaming the "combined toxic effects of cocaine and methamphetamine, combined by hypertensive cardiovascula
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Texas Sheriff Says You Have To Obey the Police Because Their 'Authority Comes From God' posted 09/04/2015, 2:03 PM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Texas sheriff recently lashed out at critics, saying that citizens have a moral obligation to “obey the police” because their “authority comes from God.”



Randy Meeks is the Hunt County sheriff, and he believes he is doing “God’s work.”

Meeks recently published a guest editorial in the local Herald-Banner. In it, he cited Bible verses that he claims argue
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Family Fights Back After Government Tries To Confiscate Property Near Area 51 posted 09/04/2015, 2:03 PM (The Anti-Media)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A family that owns a lead and silver mine overlooking Nevada's notorious Area 51 claims they have been violently harassed by the Air Force for six decades -- as long as the government has sought control of the land. Their allegations range from illegal government searches and checkpoints to the Air Force attacking their property with military jets.

The Gr
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Cops Caught on Body Cam Saying "Turn it Off" Before Stomping on Handcuffed Man's Face posted 09/04/2015, 2:03 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Henryetta, OK — While police-worn body cameras can bring extra evidence into cases on both sides, they are far from a fix for police brutality. During a recent chase in Oklahoma, police can be heard whispering to each other to turn off their body cameras before one of the officers stomped on the suspect’s neck.

The suspect allegedly robbed a Dollar General store and fled on foot before he was chased by police down the highway. Eventually police caught up with him, used a taser to
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The Blue Wall: Stronger Than Ever posted 09/04/2015, 2:02 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A couple stories in the news this week illustrate how police culture uses both official and unofficial means to retaliate against whistleblowing. The first story comes from Albuquerque, a city that has been plagued for decades by police shootings, brutality, and corruption scandals. The Watch has already detailed how the city's police are rarely held acco... (more)


Thursday September 3rd, 2015



Cop Lied About Being Shot At To Cover Up Car Crash – Town Locked Down, Massive Manhunt Ensues posted 09/03/2015, 7:17 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Millis, MA — A new cop on the Millis police force put a whole neighborhood on lock-down and initiated a massive manhunt when he fabricated a story to cover up his car accident.  The officer, 27, said someone in a pickup truck opened fire on his vehicle as they passed in opposite directions on Forest Road.
“My cruiser’s been shot at. I’m at Forest Road. It’s going to be a... (more)


VIDEO: Entire Family Arrested, Child Taken by CPS, for Refusing Unlawful Search at Checkpoint posted 09/03/2015, 12:37 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Long Valley, CA — Last month, the Feinman family was driving through a constitutionally questionable interstate checkpoint. This checkpoint is not on the US/Mexican border; it is along Highway 395N between California and Nevada.

When driving through these in-country checkpoints, you are not required to answer the agent's questions (usually starting with "Are you a United States citizen?"). Nor are you required to consent to any searches.

As the Feinman’s drove thro
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City Of Peoria Offers $125,000 Non-Apology To Owner Of Twitter Account That Parodied Its Mayor posted 09/03/2015, 12:37 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The taxpayers of Peoria, Illinois, will be footing the bill for the bumbling thuggishness of their thin-skinned mayor and an all-too-compliant police force.

Last April, Peoria mayor Jim Ardis somehow stumbled across a parodic Twitter account run by local Jon Daniel. Taking offense to the account's content, Ardis managed to talk the police department into raiding Daniel's apartment, despite the chief of police informing the mayor that no criminal activity had actually occurred.
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Riverside County, California Deputy Falls & Shoots Self While Trying to Kill A Rottweiler posted 09/03/2015, 12:37 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Riverside County (California) Sheriff’s Office Deputy was responding to a call in Lake Elsinore about a suspicious person looking into windows on Tuesday morning. While investigating the residence which the call came from, the unknown deputy encountered a rottweiler. According to Deputy Mike Vasquez, speaking on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office, this is what happened between the dog and the as-yet unnamed officer:
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Trigger-Happy Cop Shot One of His Own and Kept Blasting Away posted 09/03/2015, 12:37 PM (The Daily Beast)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A detective who worked narcotics with an undercover officer walked up to a car, shot his fellow officer twice, and then seven more times against the victim’s pleas.... (more)




West Point Professor Calls On US Military to Target Legal Critics of War on Terror posted 09/03/2015, 12:37 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An assistant professor in the law department of the US military academy at West Point has argued that legal scholars critical of the war on terrorism represent a “treasonous” fifth column that should be attacked as enemy combatants.

In a lengthy academic paper, the professor, William C Bradford, proposes to threaten “Islamic holy sites” as part of a war against undifferentiated Islamic radicalism. That war ought to be prosecuted vigorously, he wrote, “even if it means great destru
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Cops Give Woman Back Her Stolen Car Filled With Guns And Drugs -- Twice posted 09/03/2015, 12:36 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Calgary, CA -- Courtney Pickering recently had her car stolen, and luckily the police were actually able to recover it for her. However, the thieves left behind a few of their belongings, including guns and drugs. Pickering says that they must have done a terrible job searching the car because it was not difficult for her to find the items.

After the theft occurred, Pickering was called and told by police that she would be allowed to have her car back after the “forensics team” se
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Wednesday September 2nd, 2015

Georgia Cop "Likely Shot Accidentally" By Other Police Officer While Responding To Wrong Home posted 09/02/2015, 12:47 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A DeKalb County cop was likely shot by a fellow police officer after responding to the wrong house Monday evening.

The incident happened around 7:35 p.m. when officers were responding to a call about a burglary-in-progress.

DeKalb County Public Safety Director Dr. Cedric Alexander said officers received a vague description of the location of a burglary-in-progress, and the officer entered the wrong residence. The officers walked around the house into the backyard, a
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Chief Charged With Murder Of Unarmed Man Gets One Year Of House Arrest posted 09/02/2015, 12:47 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In what appears to be an obvious show of favoritism between prosecutors and law enforcers, a South Carolina police chief charged with the murder of an unarmed man has accepted a plea deal sentencing him to only one year of house arrest.

38-year-old Richard Combs – former police chief of the small Columbia-area town of Eutawville – shot and killed Walter Bailey in May 2011 as he tried to arrest him for an obstruction of justice charge.

Bailey, 54, had argued with
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EPA Threatens Man with $16 Million Fine Over Pond posted 09/02/2015, 12:47 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Wyoming rancher facing more than $16 million in fines from the Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to take his case to federal court.

The incident began in 2012 when Fort Bridger resident and rancher Andy Johnson built a small stock pond in order to provide water to his livestock.

Shortly thereafter, Johnson was approached by the EPA and told that his po
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"War on Cops" Debunked: Police Killings Lower Since Last Year, in Steady Decline for 3 Decades posted 09/02/2015, 12:45 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
As a manhunt continues for the killers of an Illinois police officer, certain media outlets are using it to contrive disinformation in the faux political debate of MSM.  Yesterday, Fox News stated "a rise in shootings of law enforcement officers" when reporting on the manhunt.

"War on police" is the new slogan, and no rhetoric is more thea
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Minority Police Officers Sue NYPD Over Illegal Arrest Quotas posted 09/02/2015, 12:43 PM (RT USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A dozen black and Latino police officers are suing the New York Police Department and the city claiming that their bosses forced them to carry out illegal arrest quotas "against their own minority community." The NYPD has denied ever using quotas.

The class action lawsuit, filed in the Manhattan federal court on Monday, argued that by forcing police officers to comply with the “illegal quota system,” New York City and the NYPD subjected black and Latino cops to unfair evaluation
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Minnesota Sheriff's Captain Lashes Out at News Station for Reporting That Deputies Wrongly Raided Family's Home posted 09/02/2015, 12:43 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Minnesota sheriff’s captain is accusing a local television news station of lying when it reported that a group of deputies raided the wrong home last week, terrorizing an innocent family, including two 6-year-olds, before walking across the street to arrest the man they were seeking.

But when asked to explain how Fox 9 reported an “erroneous story,” Olmsted County Sheriff’s Captain Scott Behrns said it boiled down to a case of semantics.

Specifically with the word
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Illinois Cops Lockdown Town in Search of Suspects in Police Shooting posted 09/02/2015, 12:43 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


After Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, a veteran police officer in Fox Lake, Illinois, was shot and killed Tuesday, police instructed residents to stay in their homes.

As more than a hundred police with dogs and helicopters conducted a manhunt, schools were closed and a no-fly zone was imposed over Fox Lake, a town of 10,500. The city is between Chicago and Milwaukee.

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Tuesday September 1st, 2015

Cop Shot After Responding to Wrong House and Shooting Man's Dog posted 09/01/2015, 11:55 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Atlanta GA – A Dekalb county officer was left in critical condition Monday evening after being shot in the leg while responding to a burglary call.

Around 7:35 pm, officers were responding to a ‘vague’ location for a burglary in progress call, when police entered the wrong home. Shortly after gunshots erupted, the officer and the homeowner, identified as Chris McKinley by a neighbor, were both injured in the melee. McKinley’s dog was also killed during the exchange.
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Homeowner Shoots Cop After Police Respond To Wrong House On Burglar Call posted 09/01/2015, 11:53 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A DeKalb County cop was shot after responding to the wrong house Monday evening.

The incident happened around 7:35 p.m. when the officer was responding to a call about a burglary-in-progress.

The officer suffered a bullet wound to his thigh.

DeKalb County Public Safety Director Dr. Cedric Alexander said officers received a vague description of the location of a burglary-in-progress, and the officer entered the wrong residence. Th
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UPDATE: Georgia Cop "Likely Shot Accidentally" By Other Police Officer While Responding To Wrong Home


Florida Fair DUI Attorney Arrested Then Un-Arrested posted 09/01/2015, 11:53 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Many of you may be familiar with Attorney Warren Redlich out of Florida from the Fair DUI flyer that he came up with to hold up to your window when going through a DUI Checkpoint earlier this year.  The story on the use of this flyer went viral and was even picked up by main stream media across the country.

Attorney Redlich is a criminal defense attorney as well as a civil rights
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San Bernardino Police Department Stage Crackdown On Street Vendors posted 09/01/2015, 11:52 AM (Press Enterprise)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Taking to Twitter Aug. 15, the San Bernardino Police Department posted photos of the latest government crackdown on illicit activity: street vendors. In a galling move, government officials wasted taxpayer-funded resources confiscating fruits and flowers, instead of allowing free enterprise to prosper.... (more)


Monday August 31st, 2015

Oakland Cop Spits On Man Filming Him, Claims It Is Not Assault (It Is) posted 08/31/2015, 11:13 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The above video was posted to Facebook by Peter Garza on the afternoon Saturday August, 29th with the following information:
A OAKLAND,CA police officer spat on a friend of mine last night and he got it on video.. the cop claims it’s not assault, but if it was the other way around I’m sure my friend wo... (more)


SWAT Team Raids Home, Kills Man Over $2 Worth of Pot -- Informant Exposes Police Cover-Up posted 08/31/2015, 11:13 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Tampa Bay, FL -- A Florida family seeks justice after their son Jason Westcott, was killed by members of a SWAT team, during a "drug raid" on his house which yielded only $2.00 worth of marijuana.

An ‘internal investigation’ absolved officers of any wrongdoing though police only found .02 grams of marijuana in Westcott’s home.

“They have IA, they have internal investigations but when you police yourself, you have that veil of concern by the outsider," said attorney
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Innocent Man Jailed for Months After Incompetent Police Mistook Salt for Crystal Meth posted 08/31/2015, 11:12 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Queensland, AU — A man was recently held in prison for over four months because police falsely identified salt as crystal meth. Tests on the substance reportedly took several months, and the man was left to sit in jail until the state finally got around to testing the substance that got him charged with a crime. Eventually, when the test results did come back, it was found that the substance he was in possession of was Epsom Salt, not crystal meth as the officers assumed.
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Disturbing Video Shows Cop Whipping, Kicking His Own K-9 During a Raid posted 08/31/2015, 11:13 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Peoria, IL — When a Peoria resident pulled out her cellphone to record police raiding a neighbor’s home, she never expected to what would happen next.

The woman filming, who wishes to remain anonymous out of fear of police retaliating against her, said she pulled out her phone after she heard police say, “I know you’re in there, come out with your hands up.”

What she saw next was animal abuse.

The K-9 handler lets the dog run to the door and then, for
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Bystander Shot By Undercover Cops In Gun Bust Gone Wrong posted 08/31/2015, 11:10 AM (New York Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A bystander was shot and seriously wounded by an NYPD cop in Westchester Friday afternoon when a suspect the officer was buying illegal guns from tried to rob him at gunpoint and the undercover cop opened fire, also wounding the alleged gun dealer, law enforcement sources said.... (more)

Cops should be preventing crime, not creating it.


Maryland Man Fined $50 for Picking Berries in Park posted 08/31/2015, 11:10 AM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
To me, nothing screams summer like picking and eating fresh berries. I know I'm not alone. Greg Visscher, head of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Young Republicans Club, has been picking berries with his family for years.

So it was with some degree of surprise that Visscher found himself confronted last month by a trio of county park police officers and handed a $50 ticket for "destroying/interfering with plants to wit: berries. Without a permit on park property."
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Saturday August 29th, 2015

This Cop Killed 6 People & Retired, Now He Trains Cops By Shocking Them When They Hesitate to Shoot posted 08/29/2015, 11:54 AM (RT)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A former Arizona police officer, who killed six people during his 12-year career before it ended after the latest shooting, is now selling firearm training simulators that jolt people who hesitate to shoot.

James Peters, former police officer with the Scottsdale PD, applied for “accidental disability retirement” in 2012 after he shot a 50-year-old man in t
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TSA Agent Forced College Student into Bathroom for 'Security Search' and Sexually Assaulted Her posted 08/29/2015, 11:54 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
New York, NY — Walking through a TSA checkpoint is a violating experience for everyone, but on some occasions it can get even worse. In one extreme case, a TSA agent was recently arrested for luring a traveler into a bathroom under the pretense of a security search, and molesting her.

40-year-old Maxie Oquendo of the Transportation Security Administration is accused of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman as she attempted to travel through New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Tuesd
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Friday August 28th, 2015

Bill That Was Supposed To Limit Police Drone Activity Changed By Lobbyist To Enable Weaponized Drones posted 08/28/2015, 12:18 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
North Dakota state representative Rick Becker had a good idea with his House Bill 1328, which would forbid the use of drones by law enforcement in the state without a warrant. A few other states have been looking at similar proposals, after there have been growing concerns about police using drones for surveillance activities. Virginia, for example, recently passed a law that requi... (more)


Police Make Instructional Video on How to Be Nice While they Rob You posted 08/28/2015, 12:18 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Road piracy in the US has reached epic proportions.

It has gotten so bad that the Canadian government has issued a public service announcement for its citizens warning them that American Road Pirates, aka police officers, may very well rob them upon entry into the US.

Since September 2001, there have been 62,000 incidents of road piracy; resulting
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Thursday August 27th, 2015

Officer Filmed Punching Pregnant Veteran Cleared Of Wrongdoing posted 08/27/2015, 11:57 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Hunt County, Texas sheriff’s deputy filmed by surveillance cameras punching a pregnant woman earlier this year has been cleared of any wrongdoing, police said Monday.

Deanna Robinson, who was 8-months pregnant at the time, said Hunt County deputies and state CPS workers came to her parents home on March 4 to remove her 18-month-old son after they received allegations from an older sibling that
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Social Media Study Reveals Half Of Americans Hate Their Police Dept. posted 08/27/2015, 11:57 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
With the rise of digital technology, it has become easier and easier to document the transgressions of state enforcers like police – so it is no surprise that according to a social media analysis by drug treatment and awareness website drugabuse.com, almost half of Americans hate their local police department.

The study found that a little over 47 percent of Americans gave their police precinct a grade of D or F with states like Arkansas, Idaho, Missouri, Virginia, and Georgi
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Police are So Scared of Jury Nullification they Defy Judge's Order and Unlawfully Removed Activists posted 08/27/2015, 11:57 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Denver, CO — For the first time ever, the topic of jury nullification has become a trending national news story, thanks to the aggression of an overzealous police department.

Jury nullification activists have gathered near a Denver courthouse in recent weeks, hoping to inform jurors and other citizens about nullifying unjust laws.

When they were met with resistance from the police, a federal judge granted an injunction, stating that the activists had the right t
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Virginia Cops Threatened Journalists posted 08/27/2015, 11:56 AM (The Daily Beast)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Two BBC reporters covering the police pursuit of Vester Lee Flanagan said that police officers threatened to seize their car and camera if they didn’t delete footage of site where the Flanagan shot himself. “Was too far away to get any good footage. One officer threatened to tow my car and take my camera,” reporter Franz Strasser tweeted. “Watched me delete my one file, and let me go. Other officer apologized and said we have to understand.” His colleague, Tara McKelvey, filmed the encounter.... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 08/27/2015, 11:55 AM (StopTheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
More jail guards in trouble, a DEA agent gets popped for child porn, and a Mississippi cop gets fired after getting caught in a major marijuana deal. Let's get to it:

In Hattiesburg, Mississippi, a Hattiesburg police officer was fired last Wednesday amid allegations he is a target of a state and federal drug investigation. Officer Thomas
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Wednesday August 26th, 2015

Cops Shoot Man 'Holding Rifle,' Turns Out To Be Car Jack posted 08/26/2015, 10:44 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Bakersfield Police Department said the man fatally shot last weekend by an officer appeared to have a rifle, which turned out to be a car jack.

Jason Lee Alderman, 29, was shot to death by an officer at a Subway restaurant.

According to the department, a two-officer patrol unit heard breaking glass during an unrelated invest
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Feds Go Door-To-Door To Inform Gun Owners Rights Not Absolute posted 08/26/2015, 10:44 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Thank God criminals follow laws – otherwise we might be in trouble. This has always been the traditional attitude of government in regards to gun restrictions.

It is important to note that everybody believes in gun rights. – It is just a question of who has those rights. So-called “gun-control supporters” don’t support the absence of guns in society, they support gun ownership being monopolized and centralized in the hands of the state and their enforcers(police).

B
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Report: Southern California Red Light Cameras Fail To Reduce Accidents posted 08/26/2015, 10:43 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Red light cameras are disappearing from California. Once the state had more than a hundred cities using automated ticketing machines, but by now a greater number of jurisdictions have canceled their programs than have functional cameras. On Monday, the Los Alamitos city council decided to keep its cameras despite a new report showing the devices have not improved safety.

Jay Beeber, Executive Director of Safer Streets LA, provided his analysis of the safety impact of photo enf
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VIDEO: Cops Fire 50+ Times into Unarmed Mentally Ill Man, Whose Mom Called 9-1-1 for 'Medical Help' posted 08/26/2015, 10:43 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Lakewood, CA — On July 6, Susan Barry was worried about her son’s behavior, so she called authorities to receive a medical evaluation. Instead of medical evaluation, however, her son John Barry, 33, received a pack of assassins.

John suffers from schizophrenia, and when police arrived, he attempted to get into his car and drive away. Instead of de-escalate the situation by allowing the man to drive away, officers began escalating violence.

Barry had done nothing wro
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Tuesday August 25th, 2015

Cop Accused Of Killing Man With Chokehold Not Qualified For Immunity, Judge Rules posted 08/25/2015, 10:11 AM (Courthouse News Service)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
(CN) - A police officer who put a detainee in a chokehold until he died does not qualify for immunity and neither do two others accused of conspiring to cover up the killing, the Sixth Circuit ruled.

In 2004, 25-year-old Carlton Benton was a pretrial detainee at Lucas County jail in Toledo, Ohio. He was taken to the hospital that May because he was suffering from seizures, but resisted officers when they disconnected him from medical equipment to take him back to jail. Office
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Video Shows How Police Are Reduced To Harassing Innocent People For 'Air Fresheners' posted 08/25/2015, 10:11 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Providence RI — In what can only be considered an absolutely mockery of “justice,” a young man was recently pulled over by an overzealous law enforcement officer for the horrific crime of having an air freshener in his car. Yes, you read that correctly and this is not the onion.

In a video uploaded to YouTube yesterday, a young man can be seen in what appears to be a standard tra
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Tennessee Court Highlights Ability Of Private Citizen To Conduct Traffic Stops posted 08/25/2015, 10:11 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
To keep a convicted drunk driver from going free, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday decided to emphasize the private citizen's right to pull over other motorists, even for minor traffic infractions. A three-judge panel reviewed the September 2, 2012 incident in which Pigeon Forge Police Officer Jeremy Croce stopped Steven Roy Wilburn outside of his jurisdiction. Though he did not realize it, the officer was not in Pigeon Forge -- best known as the home of Dollywood -- when he saw... (more)


Austin Police Institute "No Refusal" Blood Draws Until "End Of Summer" posted 08/25/2015, 10:10 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Austin, Texas, Police Department has announced the implementation of a “no refusal” policy until the “end of summer,” by which officers can forcibly extract blood samples and breath tests from drivers without consent.

“The no refusal initiative is an effort to enforce DWI laws, keep the public safe, and to conduct blood search warrants on suspects who refuse to give a breath or blood specimen as required by law,” the department claimed in a press release. “A high number o
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Police Regularly Use Stingrays Without A Warrant To Find Petty Criminals, Then Try To Hide That Fact posted 08/25/2015, 10:10 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Over the last few years, we've published a ton of stories about the growing police reliance on Stingray cell site simulator devices (also known as IMSI catchers), that mimic a real cell phone tower and help provide the location of a certain mobile phone. As we've written, these devices have been super popular with police departments, who often receive them from the federal government with strict non-disclosure agreements, which me... (more)


DOJ Dismisses Case After Court Explains That Feds Can't Just Grab Someone's Laptop At The Border posted 08/25/2015, 10:10 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Remember the 4th Amendment? We hear it's making a comeback. Back in May, we had a story about another court explaining to the government that, contrary to popular belief within Homeland Security, the 4th Amendment does still apply at the border, and thus Border Patrol can't just take someone's laptop without a warrant.

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Minneapolis Police Suspend Prostitution Stings After Cops Caught in Sexual Acts with Sex Workers posted 08/25/2015, 10:07 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Minneapolis Police Department is discontinuing prostitution stings following three criminal cases being dismissed in the last month due to the officers engaging in sexual activities with the sex workers.... (more)


Monday August 24th, 2015

Aussie Cop Charged For Leaking Video Showing Fellow Officers Brutally Beat Detainee posted 08/24/2015, 10:03 AM (RT)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Gold Coast police officer Sergeant Rick Flori may spend up to seven years behind bars for leaking CCTV footage showing his fellow officers brutalizing a young chef, Noa Begic, while he was handcuffed in the Surfers Paradise Police Station basement.

Flori, who leaked the footage of the dramatic incident to the Brisbane Courier-Mail, was formally charged with misconduct in public office after being summoned to
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VIDEO: Man Arrested For 'Disorderly Conduct' After Saying 'F**k The Police' posted 08/24/2015, 10:03 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Boston, MA – A video uploaded to Facebook this week shows Boston police officers throwing an apparent temper tantrum after a loud-mouthed young man voiced his opinion about the police.

While it is unclear why the video began in the first place, the reason for a man being arrested and subsequently strangled is clear as day.

When the video begins, a man filming is being counter-filmed by an undercover cop. Out of the blue, a young man, with vulgar mouth began screamin
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Mentally Unstable, Road-Raging Police Officer, Has A History of Mental Instability posted 08/24/2015, 10:02 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


"I'll put a hole right through your f--ing head" -- those are the words shouted by a mentally unstable police officer at a citizen, not because the citizen was accused of something violent or life-threatening, but merely because he accidentally cut the officer off in traffic. Those threats, along with a barrage of others, were record by that citizen on his dash-cam.

As Medf
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Sunday August 23rd, 2015

License to Prey posted 08/23/2015, 9:15 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Early one morning in July 2014, a woman in Myton, Utah was startled awake by an uninvited visitor named Thomas Wayne Butterfield.

“I'm a cop,” Butterfield explained to the intimidated woman when she asked how he had gotten into her bedroom. “They teach us how to do those things.”

When the woman moved into the living room, Butterfiel
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'Stop F**king Crying!' SWAT Raids Wrong Home, Holds Naked Mom at Gunpoint in Front of Children posted 08/23/2015, 9:14 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Worcester, MA — Marianne Diaz and her children were asleep during the pre-dawn hours of August 18 when a gang of heavily armed militarized men kicked in the door to their apartment and began terrorizing this family.

Diaz was woken up by the sound of multiple doors being kicked in. The next thing she knew, she was naked and on her knees, looking down the barrels of several AR-15 rifles.

"Stop f**king crying and take care of your f**king kids," she quoted one officer
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Cop Threatens To "Drag" Teens Out Of Car For Smiling And Not Taking Him Seriously Enough posted 08/23/2015, 9:14 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Plano, TX — Police officer Jeff Willis is facing disciplinary action after a video surfaced of him violently threatening teenagers because they were smiling at him and not taking him seriously enough. Luckily, one of the passengers in the car was able to get some video footage of the encounter to expose how completely ridi... (more)


Lawsuit Says Officer Planted Drugs On Woman For Episode Of 'COPS' posted 08/23/2015, 9:13 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Georgia woman is alleging in a lawsuit that Gwinnett County police officers framed her by faking a drug arrest on the national syndicated TV show COPS in 2013.

Elizabeth Butler is accusing Officer Paul Tremblay of planting cocaine on her in an effort to show off for the cameras – which resulted in the destruction of her reputation and lead to her having to move away from the area.

“Her life has
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Kauai Police Officer Charged In Deadly Pedestrian Crash posted 08/23/2015, 9:13 AM (KHON2)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Kauai police officer has been arrested and charged for his alleged involvement in a deadly pedestrian crash.

Officer Irvin Magayanes was arrested Thursday on suspicion of second-degree negligent homicide and released after posting $1,000 bail.

On Saturday, Jan. 3, police say Michael Kocher Jr., 19, of Hanapepe, was walking along Kaumualii Highway at around 9:35 p.m., just east of the Kaumakani Post Office, when he was struck by a Toyota Corolla heading east-bound.
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Saturday August 22nd, 2015

Hidden Camera Catches Cop Force a Man to Give Him Money by Threatening to Take His Car posted 08/22/2015, 9:19 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Philadelphia, PA – A driver got a big break and a great video when a cop gave him an ultimatum--”buy these show tickets or I'll take your car.”

The apparently hidden camera captures the Philly officer extorting the driver for cash, and incidentally helping the driver as well.

"You and your friend got any money to buy these Hero Thrill Show tickets?  Support you
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Friday August 21st, 2015

Police Chief Fired for Not Wanting to Rehire Cop Who Stomped Teen's Face on Video, Bad Cop is Back posted 08/21/2015, 10:21 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Phoenix, AZ – After being fired for brutally stomping a teenage suspect on the neck as he was fully complying with orders, Phoenix Police Officer Kevin McGowan is back on the job.

Just this May, The Free Thought Project reported on this excessive use of force and McGowan's subsequent termination.  Surveillance video shows suspect Patrick D'Labik with h
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Audit Shows Alabama Sheriff Embezzled Tax Funds For Private Use posted 08/21/2015, 10:21 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An audit of the money spent by Sheriff Scott Walls has exposed, among other issues, his illegal use of taxpayer money essentially as a personal expense account.

According to WAFF48 News:
In the audit dated January 2012-February 2014, 13 findings of non-compliance were found.

On the taxpayers dime, auditors found where
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